Architectural Rendering, "Fair Lane," 1914

Summary

Scholars have known that Henry Ford approached Frank Lloyd Wright to design his home. This drawing is evidence that Wright worked on the project before his departure for Europe in September 1909. The commission then went to Wright's assistant, Marion Mahony, who based her design on this drawing. In 1914, Henry Ford replaced Mahony with William Van Tine, who completed the house.

Scholars have known that Henry Ford approached Frank Lloyd Wright to design his home. This drawing is evidence that Wright worked on the project before his departure for Europe in September 1909. The commission then went to Wright's assistant, Marion Mahony, who based her design on this drawing. In 1914, Henry Ford replaced Mahony with William Van Tine, who completed the house.

Artifact

Drawing (Visual work)

Date Made

1914

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.1.1804.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Drawing (Image-making)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 27 in  (Framed)

Width: 46 in  (Framed)

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